“Bread and Butter” shows how the perpetuation of the “American Dream” romanticizes the necessary survival & pressures of assimilation that immigrants face in a foreign land.
This menu/zine acts as a physical veil between the surface level... More
Common wheat flour found in grocery stores is not indigenous to North America. Before colonization, grains that were commonly eaten were manoomin (wild rice, pictured on the front), quinoa and amaranth - all depending on the region. In this piece,... More
This history is not so sweet. White sugar is one of the culprits contributing to increased heart disease & diabetes rates amongst Indigenous peoples in North America. In a study by the US Office of Minority Health in 2018, “American Indians/Alaska... More
Salt, a must-have pantry staple, is repurposed to illustrate Chef Sean Sherman’s food, philosophy and community. In this design, I use Sherman’s Bison Pot Roast with Hominy recipe as a source of inspiration - the dish is illustrated on the front... More
Lard, the semi-solid white fat product is one of the notable ingredients in bannock or fry bread. This deceivingly simple food holds a complex history that produces varying opinions. According to Navajo tradition, fry bread was created in 1864 with... More
“Easy as Pie" discusses the irony of accepting culture through cuisine while discriminating against the people who create it.
Of course, having a taste for taco salads and being racist are not mutually exclusive. While the starry-eyed idea that... More
“Grain of Salt” applies the idiom to the context of manipulated colonial history & reclaims it through four sculptures of commodity staples; showcasing the stories and food of Indigenous peoples across North America.
Each package features an... More
“Icing on the Cake” explores the embellishment and prop-design that is integrated into food photography, commenting on its tendency to further orientalize “ethnic” cuisines.
Featuring the documentation of a classic Chinese fresh-fruit cake, the... More